Nordhavn For Sale | Yacht Tech Brokers & Service Center
Yacht Tech Inc
1200 US Hwy1 Suite E
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Originally from the UK, James learned to dinghy sail at an early age in England, but grew up on the North shore of the Firth of Forth in Aberdour, Scotland. ”I remember coming home from school and running down to the harbour to launch my dinghy every time the tide was right. It was the only sport I loved and the only thing that I really did well! I have always loved to sail, to be around the water and on top of that, I’ve always wanted to know how things work.” The natural progression was that James would end up working on boats, and that he did…
At age 13, he was teaching at his sailing club. At age 15, he bought a Flying Fifteen to race. At age 17, he went to boat building college in Cornwall. Then, at 19, he helped build and sail a Shuttleworth 63 from Bristol, UK to St Martin, WI. At age 21, James bought a hunter 701 and cruised around the English Channel, French Coast and UK Channel Islands.
James worked for the Hamble School of Yachting getting his YachtMaster 200 Ton License at the age of 21 and built his company Yacht Tech in Hamble, UK until he landed a job as a Captain in the Caribbean at age 23. James then spent 5 years cruising between Trinidad and Maine, finally landing in the Palm Beaches in 1999 to be with his wife Janice and work on Nordhavn Trawlers for P.A.E.(Pacific Asian Enterprises). He now resides in Florida with sons Alex, Eric, Matthew and Justin. Since then, James started Yacht Tech, Inc., servicing and selling Nordhavn yachts worldwide.